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see a picture of him here. the fbi identified him as los angeles resident paul ciancia. police say ciancia was taken into custody after being shot multiple times in the chest. new images emerging of what appears to be the suspect handcuffed to a gurney. you can see that right here. tonight new images of the deadly l-a airport shooting suspect emerging. as we learn more about the victims he was targetting. and the t-s-a's next move to keep travellers safe. we now have more information on the alleged gunman who police say killed a tsa officer and shot 2 others friday at los angeles international airport. you can see a picture of him here. the fbi identified him as los angeles resident paul ciancia. police say ciancia was taken into custody after being shot multiple times in the chest. new images emerging of what appears to be the suspect handcuffed to a gurney. you can see that right here. now investigators have the difficult task of trying to piece together a motive behind the shooting at terminal 3. everyone on the floor. everyone on the floor now. the fbi investigation continues a
a consideration decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: ciancia also shot two others tsa officers who are now recovering. moments before the attack police say ciancia dropped him off at the airport, unaware of his plan. a criminal complaint said he had a duffle bag containing a smith and wesson assault rifle and at least five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter addressing the tsa directly. his former classmates are stunned by the news, remembering him as an introvert, a loaner. >> he was like a shy guy. he always kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. he didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> i'm just--i'm absolutely shocked. >> reporter: ciancia's former roommate recently moved to los angeles from a small new jersey town. >> i didn't have issues with him or anything. he was a really nice guy. a bit loner, introvert but i would never expect him to do something like this. >> reporter: the police chief is speaking on behalf of the suspect's family. >> we don't know what happened in l.a. we don't know and they don't well know either. they want
officer. paul ciancia is in critical condition. a woman who says she knows him well is filling in some of the blanks telling cnn what he might have been thinking and doing shortly before the incident. we have that exclusive angle to the story. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, kate. this woman has a fascinating story to tell. it is amazing she is an ordinary woman that found herself in an extraordinary circumstance. she wants to remain anonymous. she doesn't want her life associated with paul ciancia. days before this rampage, this woman says ciancia was already plotting his crime. >> he asked whether he could have a ride to the zblarpt why did he need a ride? >> he was going back home, his dad was sick. he had family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> he mentioned what day he had to leave. >> reporter: she says he rarely left his san fernando apartment, describing him as socially awkward and a heavy smoker f. day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, it took his roommate by surprise. >> that morning, he doesn't knock, just opens the door and says i need to
. the suspected gunman is paul anthony ciancia, originally from new jersey, living in los angeles, employment unknown, motive unknown, but apparently was carrying paper that said kill tsa. in new jersey where his family still lives he sent a text just this morning mentioning suicide. pensacolaville police called los angeles police asking to check on him. his roommate said he hasn't seen him but then it was too much. traffic in l.a.x. ground nearly to a halt. only now nearly seven hours after the incident are things starting to come back to normal. jane wells will have more on that in a moment. authorities have scheduled another news conference this hour at l.a.x. we'll bring that to you live and all the details as we get them. larry? >> all right. just operational stuff, scott. basically, the airport's incoming and outgoing flights, that up and going? >> some of them are, but there still is last we heard a ground stop that could be ending fairly soon. in other words, flights that were bound for l.a. were being held at their departure point. so there are obviously plenty of delays. all the ter
with their luggage. instead, a man is shot by the man on this stretcher, paul ciancia. >> i was terrified like everybody else was. we were onto ground. >> reporter: not just on the ground, but a crush of humanity flooding out of terminal 3, a frenzy. storming out of emergency exits and on to the tarmac. ducking under planes. >> there was a guy downstairs started shooting and one guy fell down, panic erupted and he was going up through the security check. >> reporter: passengers with meticulously planned trips fled, . l.a.x. officials say ciancia shot his way through terminal 3 taking aim at tsa employees. >> the officers didn't, i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: take a closer look at the officer's feet. that's ciancia's weapon left lying on the carpet. outside the sixth busiest airport in the world, the bus lines blocks long. the airport turned into a bus depot. l.a.x. shut down for hours this afternoon and this morning because of that situation. the impact felt across the world and even here in the bay area. about
. the violence and panic inside one of america's busiest airports. and here he is. 23-year-old paul ciancia. he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds into los angeles international airport yesterday morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasi
has been identified as a 23-year- old man, paul ciancia of los angeles. investigators found information on him that expresseddager at the federal government and specifically at the tsa. the mayor of los angeles hailed the work of airport police officers in stopping him. >> they were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everybody in that terminal today if it were not for the action. >> reporter: this is a picture of the suspected gunman. officials in new jersey say ciancia had made references to suicide in text messages to his family members there. we have video to share with you. it comes from inside lax. you see panicked passengers running away from the scene of the shooting in terminal three. a police officer tells them to move along. operations at lax ground to a halt outside, people started walking down the airport surrounding streets, dragging rolling suitcases behind them. paul ciancia pulled a rifle out of a bag and opened fire at a tsa check point, killing an agent and wounding others. he went thereupon the check point. that's when a police officer opened
-old paul ciancia walked inside the terminal with this assault rifle, five magazines, a bag of ammunition and a mission to kill. police also found a handwritten letter. insight to a possible motive. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and said that he wanted to, quote, instill fear into their traitorous minds. >> reporter: according to this federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on
'sen identified as paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old of los angeles. there's also a new jersey connection. is that right? >> there is a new jersey connection. it's believed that's where he grew up. agents are heading out to that location. we do want to tell you also, you know, this is a youngman after he went on this rampage, he was shot several times in the chest, and so he has been in surgery, but again, the officers who were able to subdue and stop him shot him three times in the chest, center mass, so right now it's unclear just how critical his condition is. but he did live in new jersey. it appears that he was targeting the tsa, wolf, statements that he made, as he was running down from the security checkpoint to the gate, passengers saying they heard him asking whether they were were with tsa, but we're also told, adam perez, my colleague in washington, learning that there were materials, information on him, that suggest he was looking to kill tsa agents and possibly police officers. wolf? >> the search warrants are being implemented both in los angeles and new jersey. do we know w
to learn what they can about the 23-year-old suspect. police identified him as paul ciancia. overnight, we learned about a series of texts he sent to his family that concerned them so much, they contacted police. cnn's dan simon joins me from los angeles. dan, good morning. what's the latest on the bags left behind by those passengers who fled terminal 3? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, allison. first of all, you have a lot of luggage that was left behind. when the shooting happened, people just bolted for the exits and just dropped their bags and left their personal belongings, and as you can imagine, people are eager to retrieve their stuff. at one point, they were going to be allowed back into terminal 3 to retrieve their belongings, but that's been on hold. the fbi is still investigating this crime scene. it's a very large crime scene. and so, it is closed indefinitely. perhaps it will reopen later this afternoon, but we've not been told of the plans. >> you think about how all of this -- all played out yesterday, this gunman shooting up -- shooting up the terminal, basically. it soun
ciancia is in critical condition. he suffered wounds to the legs and head making it difficult for investigators to get information from him. abc news reporter has more from los angeles. >> lax is returning to normal. >> the question remains. why did he do it? police say 23-year-old paul ciancia brought a rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition to los angeles airport. this tmz video shows frantic passengers freeing terminal 3. they say he pulled the rifle from his back and opened fire at a security check point. one officer was killed and two others wounded. >> one guy. a single man with a gun demonstrated the worst of human nature. >> those who could ran. others huddled in the bathroom stalls. >> i was scared that maybe he was going to come towards me and my husband. >> police stepped in, shooting him four times before taking him into custody. law enforcement sources said he carried a note expressing anger and frustration at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for
anthony ciancia. shot three time in the chest by police and in critical condition. these images were taken by passengers in the airport. right here you can see a gun at the foot of that law enforcement officer. that's where police confronted the shooter. you can see his weapon on the floor. an assault rifle. we'll have more on that in a moment of as this was unfolding, people wriding who everywhere. you can see this is a bathroom which was at that point jam packed. and the security check point became completely abandoned. people left everything. left their luggage and ran. we have the latest details from our reportes. experts covering this from all the angles. there are so many crucial questions. i want to begin with casey wian. casey, what are police telling you right now as we await this live press conference from the fbi in. >> reporter: the fbi has identified the shooter has paul anthony ciancia. 23 years old. they are not speculating on any potential motive themselves do say that they believe he acted alone. they describe the situation inside l.a.x. right now as static, meaning no one
ciancia, and he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order, according to a federal law enforcement official. when shots were fired, people in terminal 3 ran for their lives yesterday. cell phone video obtained by tmz shows the chaos as officers yelled at people to get down. >> clear? on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> go, go, go! >> on the floor! >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! [ alarm sounding ] go, go! [ sirens ] [ bleep ] this is crazy, dog. >> and there you see, without recitation, people taking off, running for their lives in terminal 3 at l.a.x. the scene stunning and terrifying. police shot the suspect several times in the chest, according to an intelligence source. our affiliate kcal got this exclusive video, and appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. the suspected shooter lived in l.a. but was from new jersey. chris lawrence is in pennsville where the suspect's family lives. so, chris, what has been going on outside the home? >> reporter: well, fred, the police have been posted outside
terrorized passengers at l.a.x. the fbi digging for a motive, looking into why they say paul ciancia shot three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an
the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on th
, anthony ciancia, a resident of los angeles. right now, lax terminal with exception of terminal three is reopening as quickly as possible. passengers should check with airlines for flight information. first priority is safety. i know there is pressure for the public to get on that plane to feel secure. the area around lax should be avoided unless you have clear information on the flight and need to be in the area. we have a hot line for travellers needing a hotel near lax. they should call 1-888-831-7176. one of the lessons is september 11thth is the need to work seamlessly across jurisdictions. we had the fbi director here today before knowing this was going to happen. i witnessed, as mayor of the city, seamlessness between agencies, between different levels of government. i personally want to thank each of the men and women across agencies that today have done incredible work. i want to t volunteers and staff at los angeles world airport, red cross, civilian team that's stand out and ensuring traffic is flowing. now, i'd like to give it over to the special agent in charge to say a f
, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded u
. the fbi says paul anthony ciancia a white male 23 pull as rifle and opens fire. at the security check point tsa officers not armed or shot, one is killed. >> he preceded to the screening area and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: authorities say after shooting his way through the security check point the gunman makes it all the way down this hallway and stopped by authorities here near a burger king in the food court area, hundreds run for their lives. >> it was complete panic. people were screaming. you know, children crying. >> cure and utter may ham. people tripping over each other. bags everywhere. crying, screaming. >> everybody started like flying down the hallway and they were just like jumping over chairs, jumping over people. hiding in -- we were kind of trapped at the end of the terminal. >> trapped with nowhere else to escape some run on the airport tarmac and others use everything they can to protect them severals. >> second shots and i grabbed luggage and made walls and walls out of luggage and seen the guy walking t
-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't -- i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died. >> unfortunately we were unable to revive a heartbeat, and he expired from severe gunshot wounds to his chest and to his abdomen. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news anti-government and antitsa writings were found in ciancia's bag. officials say he sent a text message to his family in new jersey today threatening to kill himself. the airport terminal was evacuated but some passengers who were unable to get out crammed into restroom stalls for safety. a semi-automatic rifle was recovered at the scene. airport authorities say 746 flights were affected. and we are hearing from many disgruntled and angry passengers right now. i spoke with some who just got off a plane after sitting on the tarmac for six hours. in los angeles, i'm ter
to the airport gates. nbc news, according to law enforcement officials, say he's paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old, u.s. citizen. apparently not related to the tsa. there were conflicting reports earlier. authorities say seven people in all were injured. six taken to local hospitals. ciancia's condition is not known but apparently he was shot by police. authorities at the airport say that the situation is static now. that operations in some parts of the airport will be back to normal but not necessarily in terminal 3, which includes allegiant, frontier, jetblue and virgin america. there have been ripple effects in traffic control system across the country as traffic was stopped, ground hold, for flights headed to los angeles and all the way across the country in new york. the port authority of new york and new jersey says it has stepped up patrols at three new york area airports just in case. but no direct result, they say, in terms of air traffic from the situation at l.a.x. back to you. >> scott, thank you. let's actually get more details on the impact it's had on the airport itself and the
paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this tmz video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: it could have been worse if the officers did not chase the suspect through terminal 3. >> the fact they disabled this assailant within minutes saved untold lives. >> reporter: ciancia is in the hospital. the fbi says he is unresponsive. the airport, a scene of fear and confusion friday morning returned to normal operation saturday afternoon. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. >> one of the people caught in the cross fire was a host of the tv series ""mythbusters." >> everyone was jumping over chairs and people. people were take cover. i mean, it was literally like my worst nightmare. and it was happening. >> "mythbusters" is shot in the bay area but he was heading from l.a.x. to a video shoot in delaware. the shootings caused dozens of cancellations in the bay area. today eight flights to and fro l.a.x. were cancelled. be su
, police confirmed the alleged shooter is 23-year-old paul ciancia, a u.s. citizen. meanwhile, nearly 800 flights were impacted leaving passengers stranded here in the bay area and beyond. >> we have team coverage for you tonight on this developing story. arturo santiago is covering sfo. we begin with kimberly terry in san jose. multiple delays, cancelations. what are we talking about in terms of impact? >> reporter: jessica, we could see the ripple effect through the weekend, at least that's what airport authorities are saying for now. nearly 30 flights from l.a.x. to the three bay area airports were canceled today. tonight, the big question is, if i have a flight, can i get out of here? the answer is, yes. as long as you're not headed to southern california. but if that's where you need to go, it's possible you might get out, you just need to pack your patience. >> we have six airlines here at minetta san jose international that serve l.a.x. so that's 29 flights a day between the 6 airlines so there's likely an impact to many travelers. >> reporter: a spokesperson for san jose airport s
affiliate kcal and kcbs got this exclusive video, and it purportedly showing paul ciancia handcuffed to a stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who that person is on that stretcher. video from inside the terminal moments after shots were fired did show how chaotic it was. >> on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! [ shouts ] >> chill, chill, chill, chill! >> passengers ran for their lives as officers screamed to get down and get out. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together of the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and an reference to a new world order. chris lawrence is in pennsville, new jersey, where the suspect is from. chris, his family members and even those who know him have been saying a little bit about him and how surprised they are about these events that unfolded yesterday. >> reporter: that's right. i mean, it came as a complete shock to a lot of people here who knew the family. but when you dig a little deeper, fred, and try to find people who were
into a killing ground allegedly murdering a tsa officer and trying to kill more. paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old. that is a picture of him. he's badly wounded tonight. authorities say along with an assault rifle he was carrying anti-government materials during his tear through l.a.x.'s terminal three. reports he sent some rambling text messages to his family prior to the rampage. that is a live shot of his father's house right now in pennsville, new jersey. we're waiting to go hear from the family. if and do we'll bring it to you live. we also obtained video from inside terminal 3 capturing the chaos. >> come on you guys. >> go go go! >> [ mute ] this is crazy, dog. >> crazy indeed. scene frommed in and outside the terminal as an ocean of air travelers fled the gunman. you can imagine being down there in that stampede. a number of people got hurt in the rush but sticking around was certainly not an option. you're going to hear from some of them tonight. a lot of eyewitnesses on the program tonight. here's what we've learned about today's murder at l.a.x. >> a major major incident working her
anthony ciancia. c-i-a-n-c-i-a. they say he is 23 years old, born in february of 1990. a u.s. citizen who is living in the l.a. area. and as for the motive -- we're a long way from knowing that for certain. there is some indication, we're told, that he had strong anti-government views. that's based on some written material that we're told he was carrying, that they found on him after he was shot by l.a. airport police. he is said to be in critical condition at the ucla medical. we believe that all of the people who were shot, all of the people he shot, were employees of the it tsa. one of whom was killed, three of whom were wounded, with varying degrees of severity of their injuries. but that he didn't shoot anyone else. one telling thing is what a witness said, who talked earlier today to msnbc, who said that the witness was approached by the gunman who said, do you work for the tsa. so it would seem to be a combination of anti-government views and some kind of grudge against the tsa. now, there had been some initial reporting from some news organizations that this suspect had a connecti
to be the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died. >> unfortunately, we were unable to revive a heartbeat and he expired from severe gunshot wounds to his chest and to his abdomen. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news anti-government and anti- tsa writings were found in ciancia's bag. officials say he sent a text message to his family in new jersey earlier today threatening to kill himself. the airport terminal was evacuated but some passengers who were unable to get out crammed into restroom stalls for safety. a semi-automatic rifle was recovered at the scene. >>> it's been the subject of a legal battle in federal court for months. how mentally ill inmates are treated in california prisons. reporter angelie hemphill shows us videos just released by a judge. we warn you so
been identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia. he entered inside terminal 3 behind me and opened fire, killing a tsa agent, injuring at least seven others, before he himself was shot and taken into custody. this all happened very early friday morning during the middle of the morning commute. it was 9:30 a.m. the terminal was packed with passengers. police say he walked in, pulled a high-powered rifle out of a bag, shot at tsa agents, killing one, then moved past security. police followed him down the terminal where he made his way 100 yards down the terminal, past security where they engaged him in a gun battle. passengers were running, screaming, hiding in bathrooms, running out to the tarmac, doing what they could to save their own lives. here's what one passenger told us yesterday. >> i wasn't sure what was happening. i thought it might have been a bomb scare. i saw a man walking around with a shotgun. initially i thought, okay, this is an undercover policeman pause he was walking pretty cautiously. didn't seem like he was in any particular hurry. then it became clear what it was a
it is paul anthony ciancia. he is 23 years old, u.s. citizen. he's formerly a resident of new jersey. >> i'm still trying to process did this really happen? did they get the wrong guy because if they told me they got the wrong guy, it would make a lot more sense to me. >> it's the first time a tsa officer has been killed in the line of duty. >> the suspect a man from south jersey. good evening. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm derek mcginty. right now we've got crews in l.a. and jersey and plus how safe are we every time we fly? first let's look at how things played out. around 12:20 our time 23-year- old paul ciancia walked into terminal 3 at l.a.x., pulled a rifle from his bag and started shooting killing one screener injuring four more tsa agents. ciancia then walked through the airport until police shot him near a burger king and tonight he's in the hospital. >> the agent
. most terrifying. >> reporter: the gunman is 23- year-old paul ciancia. he has an address in los angeles and his family lives in new jersey. he had material on him expressing anger at the federal government and the tsa in particular. his father reportedly told investigators his son was suicidal. he had tried to file a missing person's report with the lapd. >> we believe at this point that there was a lone shooter. that he acted at least right now, the only person that was armed in this incident. >> reporter: things have started to move now at lax. at 4:00 this afternoon the faa lifted the nationwide ground stop on flights heading to the airport. the airport began the process of resuming normal flight operations through terminals 1 and 2, however, terminal 3 is still closed for the police investigation. reporting live in the newsroom, julie haener, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in southern new jersey surrounded the family home of suspect paul ciancia shortly after the shooting. his current address is in los angeles, but his parents still live in new jersey. neighbors were stunned to lea
ciancia. he's a resident of los angeles. we're told that they're executing two search warrants on two areas linked to him, both a residence in new jersey, and another one in los angeles. but he is now identified as 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia. the search warrants in the process of being executed. wolf? >> we're also being told by the fbi, deb, there will be a news conference at the top of the hour, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific time, the fbi representative will be the special agent in charge of the counterterrorism -- david boudich, will be joined by the partners. it's significant potentially that the fbi's counter-terrorism division will be represented at this news conference. >> reporter: it's also interesting. i did ask a number of people i was on the phone with, whether there was any sort of connection to international terrorism. right now they don't believe so, but of course because of the kind of attack that took place at the l.a. airport, it could be rule domestic terrorism, for example, specifically because he breached a very secure area. it appeared he was targeti
the front door with a rifle and five magazine clips and opened fire. 23-year-old paul ciancia walked inside the terminal with this assault rifle, plenty of ammo, a plan to kill and a note for police. >> in that note, he indicated his anger and his malice, i would say, toward the tsa officers. >> reporter: according to a federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point blank range at officer gerardo hernandez. investigators said ciancia proceeded up an escalator, but when hernandez appeared to move, he returned to shoot him again. police say he shoots tony grigsby and brian ludmer. once he was past security, police say he made his way down the long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their heads no and he kept going. ciancia was seen shooting several times. we now know ciancia lived in los angeles for over a year. law enforcement sources tell nbc news he legally purchased two gun from a target range not far from his home. in a moment, ciancia lashes out at the tsa saying his constitutional rights were violated and a mention
. it was just about 24 hours ago when 23-year-old suspect paul anthony ciancia allegedly took an assault rifle out of a bag and opened fire. investigators say he only shot at tsa agents killing one and wounding three others. two civilians were hurt as they ran from the scene. >> a cop from outside started yelling, hit the floor. so everyone hit the floor. there was tons of kids crying and people freaking out. >> the tsa officer killed was 39-year-old gerardo hernandez, the first tsa agent killed in the line of duty. the head of the agency will meet with his family today. paul anthony ciancia is hospitalized in critical condition reportedly shot four times including in the mouth and leg. investigators are found a note on had him accusing the tsa of violating his rights. >>> the ripple effect of that shooting is being felt across the nation at airports all across the country. we're live at sfo. >> reporter: that shooting investigation is impacting all three bay area airports. here at sfo four are flights to and from lax on virgin merng cancelled this morning. the same airline scrapped two of its
shooting with including the suspected gunman, paul ciancia who is in critical condition. two others were treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. now to cnn stephanie elim outside l.a.x. stephanie, you spoke with a passenger who witnessed a shooting. >> reporter: don, it was crazy to hear his story. he said everyone hit the ground. he was up above the escalator, in he curity, wh when everything happened. there was a pause and he looked back down and that's when he saw everything else. take a listen. >> we were at security. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling forward. so there was a pause. i look down the escalator and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the wall there and he shot him twice. so i knelt down and i saw him run up the escalator and yell something. of that, i hit the ground. he hit the ground and ehaven'tly made his way to the tarmac, don. his wife and son went out past the tsa agent that had been shot. it took them hours before t
a gunman opened fire. the suspected shooter, 23-year-old paul ciancia targeted workers at the arport and the first victim hernandez shot repeatedly at point blank range. >> he killed multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: and he shot tsa officer james spear and tony grigsby recovering and the fourth was hit in the leg. moments before the attack police say ciancia's friend dropped him off at the airport unaware of his plan and a complaint filed in federal court said he had a duffel bag with a rifle and at least five magazines full of ammo and a letter addressing tsa directly and former classmates are stunned remembering him as a loaner. >> he was shy and kept to himself and walking around by himself, didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> i'm absolutely shocked. >> reporter: his former roommate points the same picture of the out of work mechanic who moved to la from a small new jersey town. >> i didn't have issues with him or anything, he was nice and a bit alone or introverted but nothing i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this. >> reporter: the police chief in pen
more about the gunman. he still alive. the fbi says 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into the terminal and started shooting. he actually looked like he was targeting it sa agents. he would walk up to people and ask if he thrp tsa if they said no, he would let them go and leave the airport. when he was taken into custody evidently he had a handwritten note threatening the tsa. we now can see his pickerington. he is originally from new jersey. he evidently texted his brother saying he wanted to kill himself. while authorities look at that an yell. a neighbor who grew up with him in new jersey said he never saw this come. >> >> he was just a normal every day guy. friendly. evening right now i'm still trying to process about d. this really happen? did think get the wrong guy? if they told me they got the wrong guy that would make more sense to me. >> the fbi says they got the right guy at this point. the shooting disrupted air travel all day yesterday not only at lax but all across the country. if you are either flying into lax or out of lax you might want to check your airline to make sur
. this according to nbc news and pete williams. again, the suspect paul anthony ciancia and we do not know his condition. back to you. >> thank you for that, scott. we have a lot more on the l.a.x. shooting. and on the markets as well as we're just nearing the close of trade today. the closing countdown will be on the other side of this break. >> we'll come back with the dow up 86 points. we'll hear from security experts on whether it's possible to prevent incidents like this at any crowded public place. at a ford dealer with a little q and a for fiona. tell me fiona, who's having a big tire event? your ford dealer. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee, affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of tires? your ford dealer. i'm beginning to sense a pattern. get up to $140 in mail-in rebates when you buy four select tires with the ford service credit card. where'd you get that sweater vest? your ford dealer. maestro of project management. baron of the build-out. yo
, we're told, by several officials is paul anthony ciancia, age 23, from the l.a. area. >> all right. pete williams, thank you so much for that. let's bring in nbc's kristen welker at the white house, where the president is monitoring the situation. kristen, what do you know? >> reporter: as has become an all-too-familiar situation at the white house, president obama has briefed on the shooting at l.a.x. within minutes of that unfolding and breaking news. he was briefed by his deputy chief of staff, white house press secretary, jay carney was asked during his daily briefing. here's what he had to say. take a listen. >> the president has been briefed on the incident at los angeles international airport. by alyssa mass extra monaco, chief of staff, and he will be updated. at this point the lead is the lapd, but we're obviously at the federal level in touch with law enforcement officials on the ground, and will -- the president will be updated as the afternoon progresses. >> now, at this point in time, there appears there are no plans for the president to speak about this. president oba
-old paul ciancia is in critical condition after officers shot him several times. he was carrying five high capacity magazine, a bag of ammo and a handwritten letter explaining his rampage in what he called an effort to instill fear. >> there's a story that his father got a text message that scared him. he immediately called local police in new jersey who immediately called the lapd who immediately scrambled and went to his house. everybody did what everybody could do. unfortunately this was just a random terrible act of a guy that's talking about the new world order and a bunch of, unfortunately, bizarre conspiracy theorys. let's go to toronto. the "toronto star" tells us toronto's embattled mayor, rob ford and i've never seen a man smoke crack as fat as rob ford he said he won't step down despite a video allegedly showing him smoking crack cocaine. he admitted to being hammered at a street festival in august. he always says he plans to ride out the storm and run for mayor again. ford is also the chief of police to release the video so the city can judge for themselves if that's the truth.
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